Das Keyboard 5Q –The World’s First Cloud-Connected Keyboard


The Das Keyboard 5Q manufacturer is giving its keyboard a whole new way to see the notifications. It is introducing an internet connected keyboard, where each key can light up with notification–if you want them to, that is with its cloud connectivity technology.


Cloud-connectivity means, the notification appears in user-defined colors on any one of Qwetery keys. It can pull down email and other notifications, and its display these notifications with a series of colored lights, not actual text. Green = you have Got Spam! It will get notification from IFTTT, Zapier or any cloud application with a public API.


The Das keyboard 5Q is the first keyboard that has its own open API, which gives you an idea the level of customization that’s possible for those very enthusiastic typist out there.

You could also increase the speed of the key flashes to represent a timer. Users are limited only by your task-managing imagination. The keys are still very satisfying “Gamma-Zullu” mechanical switches that will last roughly 100 million presses before wearing out. It has a 1.5 mm actuation point (compared to the MX Brown’s 2 mm) which may make it more attractive to gamers.

Das keyboard says the RGB-backlit switches will last twice as long as traditional switches, with up to 100 million actuations. The Real-Time One (RTO) technology detects key presses in 0.4 milliseconds and reports it to the computer in 1 millisecond –up to 45 times faster than other keyboards.

The Das keyboard 5Q is currently available for pre-order priced at $229.

Das keyboard 5Q Price

Country Price
United States $229
UK £185
Australia AU$310